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Eosinophilic pleural effusion with high anti-DNA activity as a manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus.
  1. A. J. Wysenbeek,
  2. A. I. Pick,
  3. A. Sella,
  4. Y. Beigel,
  5. D. Yeshurun

    Abstract

    A patient, known to have systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), presented with an eosinophilic pleural effusion. It is believed that SLE was the cause of her pleural effusion as increased levels of anti-DNA activity were found in the pleural fluid. Eosinophilic pleural effusion is a previosuly unreported observation in SLE patients (so far as the authors are aware), and the existence of increased anti-DNA activity in the pleural fluid may have value as an additional aid in the diagnosis of this disease.

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